A film that is saving lives is coming to Norfolk

September 22, 2018

NORFOLK - September is Suicide Prevention Month, and a free event is set for this weekend to offer support and options for those impacted by this tragedy.

Clinical Director for the Norfolk Area LOSS Team Robin Claussen says she wants to make sure survivors are aware they don’t have to be stuck, lost and alone after such a devastating event.

Jake Claussen, a member of the group knows firsthand how important support is for those impacted by suicide, as his brother took his own life in April of 1994.

“Unfortunately we were not well equipped nearly 25 years ago to handle Mike’s death especially in such a manner. There was a lot of shame and a lot of guilt all of which I’ve come to understand over the years is understandable” Claussen said.

“I wish I would’ve had some resources at the time or even someone that said to me it’s going to be OK, or it’s not your fault” Claussen added.

The group will present a free screening of Suicide The Ripple Effect, the story of Kevin Hines who attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived.

It’s set for Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Cox Activities Theatre on the campus of Northeast Community College.

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